Today’s professionals require a connected solution that is fast, precise, easy to use and works with multiple substrates to streamline workflows, reduce waste and free up capacity to generate revenue. David Stead, X-Rite’s sales manager, believes the newly released Exact 2 spectrophotometer will prove a game-changer for printers, packaging converters and ink suppliers.
With built-in scanning and an intuitive design, the eXact 2 helps operators get to makeready colour in less time, saving wasted substrate and ink while maximising press output. The enhanced eXact 2 Plus enables packaging converters to measure paper and flexible film substrates with a single device, eliminating the need for multiple devices and reducing paper.
The eXact 2 is equipped with a touch-screen interface and onboard high-resolution camera, which powers Mantis video targeting technology and the unique Digital Loupe feature. With ColorCert software integration, jobs are displayed instantly on the device, helping operators cut makeready time and hit colour standards fast. On-screen scores also create more consistent quality results between operators and make it faster and easier to train new staff.
Operators can zoom in on the measurement area, inspect patches, analyse dot gain, read plates and save an image of a colour. eXact 2 comes with on-board digital colour standards, embedded Pantone libraries and direct access to PantoneLIVE. With this onboard functionality, operators can access thousands of the latest standards to meet customer colour needs across a large variety of paper, film, and paperboard substrates and stay on top of colour trends.
“We are really proud of this technology which is creating a seamless environment for production facilities, giving the benefits of the software as well as the benefits of a handheld device. It provides real-time insight into your entire fleet of colour measurement devices to reduce manual management, ensure optimal device performance and streamline the service process. We see this as the way of the future for colour management,” says Stead.
X-Rite’s Exact 2 spectrophotometer